New type of tool (well... at least to me!)

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I recently bought a new tool on ebay - good brand - Knipex
It is sort of a cross between multigrips (??) and a shifter (adjustable wrench?)
It is great because the little triangular windows (each side) tell you what size you have selected (Metric or SAE).
The spring-loaded button allows you to move the pivot to different settings. For each setting the handle has a limited range of jaw movement via the engaged "tit".
Great for the riding tool bag as it can eliminate so many other tools.
The one I bought is a bit over 7" long, but it comes in other sizes.
Used properly I don't believe it is potentially as damaging as either of the aforementioned tools.
A picture is worth a thousand words so...
 
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Aerostich has had these in their catalog for years. Always wondered if they were worth a try.
 

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Yes excellent tools. Like Snap-On you can feel the difference when using and handling them. But also like Snap-On $$$$$
 

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I recently bought a new tool on ebay - good brand - Knipex
It is sort of a cross between multigrips (??) and a shifter (adjustable wrench?)
It is great because the little triangular windows (each side) tell you what size you have selected (Metric or SAE).
The spring-loaded button allows you to move the pivot to different settings. For each setting the handle has a limited range of jaw movement via the engaged "tit".
Great for the riding tool bag as it can eliminate so many other tools.
The one I bought is a bit over 7" long, but it comes in other sizes.
Used properly I don't believe is is potentially as damaging as either of the aforementioned tools.
A picture is worth a thousand words so...
we can get them here as well at a not too bad price. I'll be having one tomorrow the same size as yours --- after all 7" is enough for anyone
 

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Had them for years. Single best investment in tools I ever made. Doesn't damage fasteners with its smooth jaws, doesn't lose fastener size once set and also has ratcheting ability.
 

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I recently bought a new tool on ebay - good brand - Knipex
It is sort of a cross between multigrips (??) and a shifter (adjustable wrench?)
It is great because the little triangular windows (each side) tell you what size you have selected (Metric or SAE).
The spring-loaded button allows you to move the pivot to different settings. For each setting the handle has a limited range of jaw movement via the engaged "tit".
Great for the riding tool bag as it can eliminate so many other tools.
The one I bought is a bit over 7" long, but it comes in other sizes.
Used properly I don't believe it is potentially as damaging as either of the aforementioned tools.
A picture is worth a thousand words so...

Just received mine Rob, great little item - thanks for the heads up on it
 

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I recently bought a new tool on ebay - good brand - Knipex
It is sort of a cross between multigrips (??) and a shifter (adjustable wrench?)
It is great because the little triangular windows (each side) tell you what size you have selected (Metric or SAE).
The spring-loaded button allows you to move the pivot to different settings. For each setting the handle has a limited range of jaw movement via the engaged "tit".
Great for the riding tool bag as it can eliminate so many other tools.
The one I bought is a bit over 7" long, but it comes in other sizes.
Used properly I don't believe it is potentially as damaging as either of the aforementioned tools.
A picture is worth a thousand words so...
"Made in Germany" but ships from China???
 
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